Arizona Literacy Director, Read On Arizona
Terri Clark was appointed the Arizona Literacy Director in June 2012. In this role, she leads Read On Arizona, our state’s early literacy initiative, which takes a collective impact approach to improving language and literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children from birth to age 8, with strategic focus on school readiness and third-grade reading proficiency. Founding partners include First Things First, Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Community Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. The Read On Arizona advisory board also includes the Arizona State Board of Education, the Governor’s Office of Education, and several other philanthropic organizations and key literacy stakeholders. Read On Arizona also supports local literacy efforts through a network of Read On communities that apply the same strategic approaches of the statewide Read On Arizona collaboration to coordinate and maximize their collective efforts.
An experienced leader, Ms. Clark previously served as executive director of Bring Me A Book Foundation, a statewide early children’s literacy organization committed to strengthening the language and emerging literacy skills of California’s underserved children. She also served as the executive director for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, overseeing the foundation’s arts, education, and workforce development programs, including the Fred Rogers Scholarship Awards, the College Internship program, and the Archive of American Television. In addition, she formerly served as executive director of the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles, a coalition of 250 literacy providers serving over 500,000 learners.
Ms. Clark graduated with honors from Brown University and has a master’s degree in reading, language & literacy.
Terri Clark, Arizona Literacy Director
Director of Early Learning, Read On Arizona
As director of early learning, Lori Masseur directs Read On Arizona’s collaborative work on several strategic priorities related to improving school readiness, early literacy, and systems-building efforts in our state, including: data integration, expanding effective literacy practices, and building educator capacity for early learning professionals.
Ms. Masseur has more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education, most recently as part of the Arizona Department of Education’s early childhood education team, supporting the work of teachers and administrators in providing high-quality educational opportunities for children from birth to age 8. She served in various capacities over her eight years at ADE, including deputy associate superintendent of early childhood education and director of the Arizona Head Start State Collaboration Office.
Her experience includes overseeing the revision of Arizona’s Infant Toddler Developmental Guidelines as well as Arizona’s Early Learning Standards and early childhood funding manual. Ms. Masseur also helped develop Arizona’s successful Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant application and served on the advisory committee for Child Care in 35 States: What We Know and Don’t Know.
Ms. Masseur has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Arizona and a master’s in reading and curriculum instruction from Grand Canyon University.
Lori Masseur, Director of Early Learning